According to a recent segment on Good Morning America, Memphis, Tennessee ranks as one of the hottest places to travel in 2019. From historic musical landmarks to good, southern comfort food, we have it all. As you plan your next big event in the Bluff City, be sure to prepare an attraction guide for your guests. When visitors come to town for a wedding, trade show or conference, they often appreciate hearing about the local gems. Not only can Hicks help with event rentals, but we can also provide you with a few ideas for fun. Follow our guide to Memphis events and attractions and leave your guests saying, “I love Memphis!”
Take a trip to Graceland
When taking a trip to Memphis, it only seems fitting that you pay respects to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Whether you are a born-and-raised Memphian or just passing through, experiencing the home of this musical legend is a must. The Graceland estate includes 17,552 square feet of completely customized bedrooms, dining rooms, a tv room, full outside garden and Elvis’ burial site. This Memphis attraction is one that your guests won’t forget!
Experience Beale Street
Another great Memphis attraction for your guests to enjoy is the legendary Beale Street. This strip of cobblestone road is packed with dive bars that host live music at all hours of the day and night. Restaurants such as BB King’s Blues Club, Rum Boogie Café and Silky O’Sullivan’s appeal to a variety of tastes. The downtown Memphis atmosphere provides a great way for your guests to explore the city before and after your event. They can enjoy a nice cold beverage while listening to blues, jazz or rock music, and appreciating the history of iconic singers that performed at this national historic landmark.
Stop by the Stax Museum and Sun Studio
In the heart of a local Memphis neighborhood is the Stax Museum. Founded in 1957 by brother and sister, Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, this attraction is the original location of Satellite Records, which later became Stax Records. This studio of soul was also known for breaking many cultural barriers in its day. It is now home to a museum that tells a beautiful story, rich with culture, music and passion. While your guests tour the Memphis music scene, send them over to Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock and roll. It is home to many icons that recorded in its hallowed halls, such as BB King, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and many more. Tours are available and include a wealth of artist facts, displays of memorabilia and an opportunity to listen to the music recorded on-site. Sun Studio remains a fully operational recording studio with great notoriety.
Grab some barbecue
A trip to Memphis would not be complete without eating some savory soul food. Among all of the Memphis attractions, food is a large part of what makes our city famous. Whether you want your barbecue smothered in sauce or smoked for days, Memphis can provide your guests with exactly what their taste buds are looking for. Check out fine eatery establishments such as The Rendezvous, Central BBQ and more.
Keep up with what’s happening in the 901, and let Hicks help you plan your event while your guests enjoy Memphis attractions! For more information, contact Event Rentals by Hicks, or visit www.hicksconventions.com.